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CITY OF ANACORTES <br />RESOLUTION NO. 1951 <br />A RESOLUTION of the City of Anacortes, Washington, relating to public works; making fmdings <br />pursuant to RCW 39.04.280; declaring an emergency and authorizing the Public Works Director <br />and Finance Director, under the supervision of the Mayor, to repair damage to the 36" main <br />transmission waterline at 10859 Drawbridge Lane, without solicitation of bids; and authorizing the <br />Public Works Director, Finance Director and Mayor to carry out this authorization. <br />BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANACORTES, <br />WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. Recitals and Findings. The City Council of the City of Anacortes hereby makes the <br />following findings: <br />1.1 On night of March 3, 2016, City Water Maintenance was notified of a line break that <br />occurred on the redundant 36" water transmission line. On the morning of March 4, 2016 <br />the City restored water service for those homes effected by the break. The water force from <br />the break eroded a hole over a 10-feet deep and the capacity of the City's equipment wasn't <br />sufficient to dewater the site and make the repair. On March 7, 2016, the City contacted a <br />local contractor to provide the necessary equipment to assist the City to repair the pipe. <br />1.2 The originally install 36" water transmission line provides a redundancy to the City's water <br />system and until the line is repaired the City operates without redundancy; a potential for <br />total failure causing property damage and becoming a risk to human health. <br />1.3 Repairing the damage to the 36" water transmission line is "public work" as defined by <br />RCW 39.04.010 (4). <br />1.4 RCW 39.04.280 provides that the City, by resolution, may waive competitive bidding <br />Page 1of2 <br />Resolution No. 1951 <br />requirements for public works in the event of an emergency. For purposes of RCW <br />39.04.280, an "emergency" is any unforeseen circumstance beyond the control of the <br />municipality that either (a) presents a real, immediate threat to the proper performance of <br />essential functions; or (b) will likely result 'in material loss or damage to property, bodily <br />injury, or loss of life if immediate action is not taken. The loss of the City's redundant <br />36" Water Transmission Line Repair@ 10859 Orav.tirldge Lane